ASCENT Philippines taps patients, healthcare providers, and key partners to boost DAT effectiveness
On February 23 to 24, 2021, the Adherence Support Coalition to End TB (ASCENT) project convened key TB players at the local, regional, and central NTP levels to review how well digital adherence technologies (DATs) respond to patient and provider needs. DATs are tools that use mobile phones, computers, web-based and/or electronic sensor technology to support “digital observation” or capturing daily, detailed, and patient-specific treatment adherence data.
ASCENT, a project implemented by KNCV in partnership with the Department of Health and the local governments of Bulacan and Pampanga, is supporting the use of the following:
- Medication sleeve also called 99DOTS
- Smart pillbox or evriMED device
- Video-observed treatment, also identified as sureAdhere, in 46 rural health units and hospitals in both provinces